Biomass and biofuels in the EU: Emotion-based policymaking?

Agroetanol 90 percent climate reductions

Biomass and biofuels in the EU: Emotion-based policymaking? Written by Francis X. Johnson   The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels, writes Francis X. Johnson. This blog was originally published on EURACTIV. Consider a region that depends heavily on imported fossil fuels, especially for transport—importing nearly

Trash into treasure Sandia discovers the structure of LigM a lignin breaking enzyme

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Amanda Kohler and Ken Sale study the bacteria they used to produce LigM the enzyme used to break down lignin derivates. (Photo by Dino Vournas)  Decoded  LigM, an enzyme that breaks down molecules derived from lignin. Decoded,  the structure and behavior of LigM, an enzyme that breaks

US DOE – 2016 Billion-ton Bioeconomy Report

2016 Billion-ton Bioeconomy Report from US Department of Energy / Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits. DOE the department

Alabama Black Pellets Brings Heat and Power to Paris

American steam exploded wood pellets, black pellets, replace coal for heat and power in Paris. / ljungblom/2016-08-30/ The steam exploded pellets, branded black pellets, are produced in Selma Alabama and shipped from Mobile to Port of Rouen and transported by train to the coal power plant Saint-Ouen in the north of Paris. In Paris will  the

GROT iskallt i norr bättre i söder

GROT iskallt i norr bättre i söder /2016-04-05 /Lennart Ljungblom Skogsbränslen pressas av industrins restprodukter, returträ och importerat avfall Biobränslebranschen växer så det knakar men tittar man närmare så är det stora problem för skogsbränslena GROT (grenar och toppar) och rundved. Orsaken är marknadens låga priser som uppstått genom ett ökat utbud